Links to Popular Entertainment, Arts and Literature
Art, in its broadest meaning, is the expression of creativity and/or imagination.
Internet Talk Radio
The Internet Multicasting Service was the Internet's first radio station. With headquarters in the National Press Building and on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the nonprofit station operated from 1993-1995.
On this segment of HarperAudio!, British actor Basil Rathbone offers an intense reading of American writer Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Raven." In this recording, Rathbone renders Poe’s anguished, darkly romantic classic using the full range of his dramatic talent.
50 Best for 2006
This collaborative blog, geared to "anybody who likes to draw," is produced for artists by artists for the purpose of sharing links — mainly sites where you can view individual artists' works — and resources. There's a welcoming vibe, so even if you're not an aspiring Picasso or Pekar, you'll enjoy the illustrations, cartoons, animated video podcasts and other works highlighted here.
wfiTV.com provides a free selection of the best broadband
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It's an all too common tale: you're capturing fantastic footage at the family barbecue, but by the time you edit it down to a watchable 3-minute clip, your audience has all gone home. You could burn multiple DVDs and drop them in the mail — or you could save yourself the trouble and just upload your masterpiece to Jumpcut.com, add music and visual effects using the site's own editing tools, and then email everybody the link. Give your friends access to your stuff and they can remix it or blend it with their own footage of the same event (What's a little video mashing among friends?).
WorldTV has announced that it is starting Internet TV Charts, a way of tracking the most popular video across YouTube, Google Video, Digg, and VideoSift.
6/21//06 Assistant Law Professor Asian American Junichi Semitsu has a summer gig being the Dixie Chicks' Blogger.
Throughout the written history of humankind, various constrictions have been applied to the broad concept. Most individuals know what they consider to be art, and what they believe is not art. Additionally, groups, such as academia, have a vaguely shared notion of what is, or is not, art. There are a variety of arts, including visual arts and design, decorative arts, plastic arts, and the performing arts.
Artistic expression takes many forms, painting, drawing, sculpture, music, literature, performance art, printmaking, film, and possibly architecture are the most widely recognised forms. However, since the advent of modernism and the technological revolution, new forms have emerged. These include, photography, comics, video art, installation art, conceptual art, computer art and, most recently, video games.
Most forms of art fit under two main categories: fine arts and applied arts, though there is no clear dividing line. In the visual arts, fine arts refers to painting, sculpture, and architecture, arts which have no practical function and are valued in terms of the visual pleasure they provide or their success in communicating ideas or feelings. The one exception is architecture, which involves designing structures that strive to be both attractive and functional. The term applied arts is most often used to describe the design or decoration of functional objects to make them visually pleasing. Artists who create applied arts or crafts are usually referred to as designers, artisans, or craftspeople.
The word culture is derived from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor). In general, it refers to human activity; different definitions of culture reflect different theories for understanding, or criteria for valuing, human activity. Anthropologists use the term to refer to the universal human capacity to classify experiences, and to encode and communicate them symbolically. They regard this capacity as a defining feature of the genus Homo. Since culture is not innate but learned, people living in different places have different cultures.